By Michael Ausiello
Updated September 15, 2010 at 06:32 PM EDT

Image Credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images; Monty Brinton/CBSMac Taylor, meet the new thorn in your side: John Larroquette.

Sources confirm to me exclusively that the multiple Emmy-winning actor—who has carved out quite the second career for himself as a dramatic thesp (see: The Practice, Law & Order: SVU, Boston Legal)—is headed to CSI: NY for a multi-episode arc.

The former Night Court horndog will play Deputy Chief of Manhattan Borough Detectives Ted Carver. Hard-nosed and savvy, Carver rose through the ranks and carefully navigated the political waters of the NYPD to obtain the rank of Deputy Chief. Look for him to butt heads with Mac when it appears the Big Apple is being terrorized by a sniper.

Larroquette is slated to first appear in the Nov. 5 episode.